The World Cup group stage is over, and many players have caught the eye with their impressive displays ahead of the transfer window.
Group C saw dark horses Colombia live up to their billing despite the absence of star striker Falcao, winning all three games whilst there was drama in the final round of matches as Greece scored an injury time penalty against Ivory Coast to dump the Africans out of the tournament. Japan were massively disappointing given the expectations before the competition.
There have been plenty of fine performances in Group C, from James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado's sensational attacking play for Colombia, to the defensive displays of Greek centre back Sokratis Papastathopoulos – and one of those three stars should be one of Manchester United's top targets this summer.
New Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal will be charged with the task of overhauling the squad at Old Trafford, and he's already snapped up Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Southampton left back Luke Shaw, whilst Dutch defender Alexander Buttner has left the club in order to sign for Russian club Dinamo Moscow.
One of the main areas of the team that must be strengthened is on the flanks, where the likes of Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia have flattered to deceive for some time. Two of van Gaal's Dutch players – Arjen Robben and Memphis Depay – have been linked with moves to United in order to solve their wing woes, but it's Cuadrado that should be top of their wish list.
The Fiorentina winger has been one of the stars of the World Cup having produced a number of fine displays for Colombia. He scored his first World Cup goal on Tuesday against Japan, and he's been terrorising opposing defences in Brazil. The 26-year-old has shown his blistering pace down the right hand side for Colombia, and he would provide the injection of ability to the United flanks.
A number of other clubs have been linked with moves for Cuadrado, including Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool, and with a £25m fee reported, United could certainly afford to land the former Udinese man – if they are serious about adding some pace to their flanks.